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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 913,243 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 487,410 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 525,922 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 588,333 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 550,011 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 461,566 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 460,054 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 544,998 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 498,670 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 561,909 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 83,955 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 110,508 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 73,750 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 22,672 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 20,015 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 28,698 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 56,642 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 28,388 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 21,971 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 18,367 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 24,164 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 23,072 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 26,018 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 14,741 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,532 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 19,369 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 11,005 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 14,804 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,288 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,478 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,066 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,566 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 16,164 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 17,956 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,875 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,066 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 9,933 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,782 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,213 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 6,668 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,356 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,152 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 183,781 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 25,408 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 31,430 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,342 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,095 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,484 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 17,071 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,167 Premium Only